Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Photo Hunter: Protect (ed)

This fine fellow sits atop the family piano in our living room. Very regal, don't you agree? But often when I look at it, it reminds me of of how important the animal, in its natural habitat, really is. Protected the bengal tiger should be. According to this reference, efforts are being made.

It is easy to see why people are so captivated by these gorgeous, muscular, wild cats. Why their likeness is turned into endless icons of the wild in the form of knick-knacks, art pieces, advertising and folklore. One image of the tiger that always comes to mind is the cover for the novel Life of Pi by Yann Martel, one of the best novels I've read in years.

It is the story of a boy stuck on a lifeboat with a tiger. An adventure book? To some. But, it is also a book about faith and religion and the connection between humans and nature.


There is a question at the very end of the story that will inspire you to want to read the book again. But I'm not going to tell you what it is. :-)

One thing led to another and this post has turned into a bit of a book review, hasn't it? :-)

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9 comments:

  1. I will check out this book. I feel like I am missing something good. Thanks for getting me interested!

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  2. Hey Gina,

    I'll send you an email regarding "Twitter" cuz I'm not sure I could even re-create how I did it. Anyway, when you put your blog/website in when you sign up, it asks what program it uses. I said I used Google/gmail. I wasn't aware that this would send all of my contacts a message to sign up for Twitter!! You can "block-or lock" your account though if you don't want people to see it (I believe.) I just started "Twittering" the end of last week, so I'm definitely not one who knows very much at all about how it works. I appologize that you received an invitation or whatever was sent to you! :)

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  3. One of my paintings is named 'Richard Parker'. It's truly an extraordinary book - enough so that we sent copies to a dozen friends and kept a few extra as gifts of need.

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  4. Sandy: Hi and thanks for your comment. I think you will love the book Life of Pi.

    Kelly: thank you for the info. My head spins every time one of these new-fangled processes appears on the scene, but I'll try!

    Susan: I'm so glad you mentioned this! Because your painted tigers are among my favorites, Susan.

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  5. I love when one thing leads to another ...

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  6. That is a good book!

    I've got something for you over at my place :)

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  7. Nice post here my friend.

    Sounds a good idea of yours, but alas, at the moment Im not doing memes as it takes too much of my time, thats why I decided to not belong Skywatch and My World.
    Good luck with this new venture tho.

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  8. Good job, Gina ! Now I feel I have to read one more book !
    I came to watch Photo Hunter, and I go back with a book need.
    "De fil en aiguille" that what we say (from thread to needle), we follow you from a ceramic tiger to a book advice.

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  9. I really feel that you do follow. Much to my great appreciation, Catherine. I will try to get over to The Five of Us tonight. :-)

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